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Georges Méliès

Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, was a French illusionist, actor, and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès was well known for the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour. He was also one of the first filmmakers to use storyboards. His films include A Trip to the Moon and The... Read More

BornMarie-Georges-Jean Méliès
8 December 1861
Paris, France
Died21 January 1938 (aged 76)
Paris, France
NationalityFrench
OccupationFilm director, actor, set designer, illusionist, toymaker, costume designer
Years active1888–1923
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